R.U.B. Redux and other news.
Slowly recovering from my 33rd birthday celebrations/eat-a-thon: beer, steak, bacon with pancakes AND arepas, beer, two pizzas (in one sitting), a carvel sundae, a ham and swiss hero (at 2 a.m.), bbq from Paul Kirk's joint, chinese food (twice), cherry cake w/ fudgie icing, vodka tonic, rib tips (yes, more bbq), and macaroni and cheese (did I mention beer?), all in the span of one weekend. Can you say Pepto?
I've added a link to the BBQ Junkie's Blog. He's putting his stomach on the line to document the q scene in Southern California. Let me know if you need help with that assignment....
Lastly, I'm here to tell you that I have to revise my opinion of Paul Kirk's RUB. I went back this weekend and tried almost everything they got, and it is definitely starting to hit the mark more than it misses.....The bar is operational now, and while they are not 100% with the 'cue, they are really getting there. The staff was friendly and attentive and the crew was more than willing to show off the kitchen and their cookers. Thanks! I was there to take part in the formative meeting of the New York State Chapter of the New England Barbecue Society. Quite an honor.